Roll-Royces cars to be sold in Vietnam next year

Vietnam and Nigeria will be the two latest markets where Rolls-Royce sedans will be officially available starting next year, the CEO of the luxury car manufacturer said on Friday.

Also on Friday, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars opened its new showroom in St. Petersburg, marking “an important milestone in the sustained development of Rolls-Royce in Russia,” company CEO said in a statement.

Based at the Goodwood plant in West Sussex, England, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars is a wholly owned subsidiary of German automaker BMW.

Last year, Rolls-Royce celebrated a third consecutive record year as 3,575 cars were delivered to customers across the world, marking the highest annual sales in its 109-year history of the brand.

Russia continues to be the best selling market in Continental Europe.

Nineteen of the 107 dealerships globally are located in Europe, including the new St. Petersburg showroom.

More Roll-Royce sedans have been imported to Vietnam in recent years.

Some 80 vehicles of the two luxury sedan megabrands Rolls Roye and Maybach have arrived in the country, according to figures authorized importers released in 2012.